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New Balance Kids KV689 (Little Kid/Big Kid) Reviews

137 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

84%Rated 5 stars

0%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

16%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

88% "Felt true to size"

86% "Felt true to width"

69% "Moderate arch support"

87 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 6/22/12
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

The shoes look great - better than I expected. My 6 year old really loves them and wants to get more.

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50 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 7/13/12
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

This shoe has some major problems. The Velcro closure is attached in such a way that you can't loosen the shoe enough to get their foot in, even the wides. The shoe might be wider but it doesn't matter if you can't get their foot in. My 4year old can't get them on by himself and I even have trouble jamming his foot in. Also, he's only been wearing them for a couple of weeks and the fabric over the toes isn't wearing well.

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2 people found this review helpful  

October 14, 2012

Anonymous

from Saratoga Springs, NY

Do not purchase these! They rip very easily. Went through two pairs and both ripped after only wearing them for 2 weeks each! Beware!

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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October 8, 2012

Michelle H

from Minnesota

Really cute shoes, but after a month of wear, they were shredding and the velcro was loose. Not a shoe to wear everyday for a boy.

Brands I'd also recommend: Nikie

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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October 6, 2012

Anonymous

from Maryland

This pair of shoes does not hold up! My son has had these only a month and they are looking like they are 2 years old. The velcro piece is almost broken off on both shoes. They do not have any other way to close! I am very disappointed!

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

March 1, 2013

Anonymous

 

We ordered the extra wide and after trying 5 other shoes these were the winners. My son loves these shoes.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 4, 2012

Anonymous

from Surf City, NC

These are great shoes for my 5 year old. He can put them on himself with no shoestrings to worry about. They are true to size. I always buy a half size up from his actual size. The color is bright and they helped me keep up with him at Disney World recently. He loves them and always seems to like the New Balance shoes the best.

Brands I'd also recommend: crocs, sperry,puma, vans

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 23, 2012

Anonymous

 

My son wore these for about 2 weeks when the stitching pulled from the toe box. Not sure they are built for kid use. I have owned adult NB shoes in the past and they have held-up well.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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June 15, 2013

Anonymous

from seattle, wa

Good shoe. My son loves orange and refuses to have lace up shoes. But with feet that won't stay in a slip on shoe unless it's a couple of sizes too small, it limits our options. He liked these a lot and I'd will order a couple pair in the next sizes up to have on hand.

Brands I'd also recommend: merrell, keen, nike

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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June 5, 2013

Anonymous

from San Mateo, CA

Hooray! I am happy to say that these shoes have passed the 1 month+ test without any ripped toes or torn velcro. I was a little hesitant to purchase after reading some reviews, but these have been great. My 8 year old has always worn Stride Rite but he's too big...and still resisting laces. The XW width is great. He won a race and school and loves his new shoes.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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May 21, 2013

Tara Z

from Long Island, new york

My 6 year old loves these sneakers. They match his jacket and look really great. Easy to put on, no fussing with laces. Easy to take off. Great for our busy family.

Brands I'd also recommend: North Face

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 26, 2013

Kerrie M

from Medfield ma

My 6 year old son and I love these sneakers. Easy for him to put on and says they are very comfortable.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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April 23, 2013

Anonymous

from Truro, MA

These sneakers are great for my rough and tumble 5 year old. They are easy for him to take on/off without assistance and have held up well. They replaced a pair of Skechers I bought that feel apart within a couple weeks. Zappos customer service was incredibly helpful in facilitating this exchange.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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April 22, 2013

K I

from Blairstown, NJ

Great shoe for my very active 7 y/o. He loves them and I am happy to have him in good quality shoes for his growing feet.

Brands I'd also recommend: Asics, Keen

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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April 14, 2013

Melstar

 

Best shoe I've bought for my 3 year old son as of yet. The velcro strap allows him to put on and take off his shoes independently...which is a big deal at our home. I was buying Skechers shoes prior to these and found them to be quite heavy for my little guy. These are lightweight and seem to be comfortable. I purchased my son's size and had to exchange them for a half size smaller. We're very pleased with our purchase. Going forward, we will likely stick with NB.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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March 27, 2013

Anonymous

 

We just ordered our son a second pair. He loves them and so do we. He has outgrown his other one's, so we had to move up a half size. I have always bought him New Balances, along with my daughters and will continue to. Zappos is great too! They ship very fast and are great with returns, though I rarely have returns.

Brands I'd also recommend: New Balances or Nikes

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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March 26, 2013

Davidman

from Maplewood, NJ

Great for my big guy. My 7 year old is big for his age so it was nice to find a sneaker in his size that comes in a wide width and with velcro closures. The closures work really well despite being lightweight and he loves the bright neon trim.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 10, 2013

Charlotte M

from Santa Cruz, CA

Both of my boys have very wide feet. This is our 3rd pair of similar shoes. This particular style of New Balance really is wide. They are also easy for kids to put on by themselves!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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March 5, 2013

Staci D

from United States

This is a great looking shoe and my son loves them. They are easy to put on and NB is great for his flat feet.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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February 22, 2013

Anonymous

 

I have been buying these for my almost 8 year old grandson since he was about 4 years old. We love them. They look great. They wear great. And, they have always been easy for him to get on and off.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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February 20, 2013

Anonymous

 

Customer satisfaction is a done deal with Zappos! They make it easy to make sure you get the quality product you expect to receive with your online purchase. This shoe is perfect for our very active son that needs the velcro strap. He calls them his fast shoes! And I think they live up to the name!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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February 14, 2013

Anonymous

from Long Island, NY

I always order these sneakers just one size larger each time for my quick growing son who has a wide foot they are great. I had one pair in which the velcro ripes after a week but zappos sent a new pair right away

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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February 13, 2013

Mom o

from Norfolk, VA

I needed a shoe that was going to be durable enough for my extremely active 6 year old son. He has been wearing them for a little over a month now and they still look new. There aren't any loose threads coming from the stitching and the soles have absolutely no wear. You get what you pay for!

Brands I'd also recommend: Nike, Under Armour

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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January 16, 2013

Anonymous

from new york

We tried 4 pairs of shoes that claimed to be wide fitting, but my son couldn't even get his foot into some of them! These were pair #5, and the first pair that actually fit him! He wears them to school every day and loves them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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January 6, 2013

Anonymous

from Marlyand

These are great! They are very comfortable and one of the few toddler shoes with an actual arch support. They run a about a ΒΌ size small.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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December 17, 2012

Anonymous

from San Francisco

These were a huge hit and still look great after many months. Comfy, cute, easy on and off and durable.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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December 10, 2012

Anonymous

 

Very cute, sturdy shoes. My grandson loves them! They run true to size, although I would size up if you are in doubt.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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